‘Hacking’ Videos

  • Akshat Choudhary: An Analysis of 100+ Hacked Sites

    WordCamp Denver 2020Speaker: Akshat Choudhary

    July 11, 2020 — In this talk, I will be sharing the best strategies to secure a site based on my analysis of 100+ hacked sites. I’d give the audience a walkthrough of the logs of the hacked sites and decode the weak points and the method used to hack the sites. I will then explain the different ways one can protect a WordPress site from hacks. This would range from using existing firewall and security plugins to adding custom rules on the backend.
    WordPress Security at its very core is constantly evolving. As hackers constantly find new ways to exploit, it’s imperative to stay dynamic and be prepared for the worst. I believe that understanding how hackers are hacking a site can go a long way in protecting it. Over the last 10 years, I’ve dealt with more than 200,000 hacked sites. I’d like to use my learning from them to push people to identify their site’s weak points and hopefully be a catalyst to them taking security more seriously.

  • Nestor Angulo de Ugarte: AI in the Hacking world war

    WordCamp Europe 2020Speaker: Nestor Angulo de Ugarte

    June 21, 2020 — This talk is intended to show how AI is used to crawl the Internet to find WordPress sites with vulnerabilities and recruit them for cyberterrorist botnets in the Hacking World War, which is currently running underground.
    AI is an invaluable resource to help the actors of this story, which also involves net spiders, the Dark Net and a one-click hacking software.
    Nestor’s talk will help you get inside the mind of a cyberterrorist, and in turn, you will learn what they are searching for, and why and how they hack sites. Your journey will start when you receive a job offer to hack a competitor…

  • Chris Teitzel: Secure your site by becoming a hacker!

    WordCamp Europe 2020Speaker: Chris Teitzel

    June 19, 2020 — Keeping your site secure is difficult, and often times knowing where to start is the hardest step. With terms and acronyms like cross site scripting (XSS), cross site request forgery (CSRF) and others, it’s hard to know just what to do to keep your site secure.
    Sometimes the best way to know how to protect a site is to hack one yourself! In this talk we’ll all join forces and become hackers for a short time to hack a live site and learn just what these various attacks are. Most importantly, we’ll also discuss how to protect your site from being exploited.

  • Kara Federow: How Much Does A Hack Cost?

    WordCamp Santa Clarita 2020Speaker: Kara Federow

    May 30, 2020 — What is the ultimate cost of being hacked? Websites, big and small, get hacked; it’s not a matter of if, but when. So, when it does happen, how much does it cost you, and in what ways? What are some ways that you can prevent being hacked? How much do they generally cost? What is the best way to proceed when dealing with security?

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  • Néstor Angulo de Ugarte: Hacking WordPress… and Countermeasures

    WordCamp Vienna 2020Speaker: Nestor Angulo de Ugarte

    April 19, 2020 — In order to know how to protect your site, you have to know your weaknesses and know your enemy. Applying the Art of War precepts will help giving perspective of the problem and understanding how to move effectively when something bad happens to your website or e-commerce.
    Presenting the way a WordPress could usually be hacked, the layer-based model of security and some examples I have gathered during my years at Sucuri, I’ll try to make the audience conscious of this problem, give some examples of what could happen and how, and give some countermeasures to avoid this to happen as much as possible.

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  • [日本語翻訳音声]Néstor Angulo de Ugarte: Hacking WordPress & countermeasures.

    WordCamp Osaka 2019Speaker: Nestor Angulo de Ugarte

    December 27, 2019 — The most 3 typical questions that people ask to me when they realize that I work in the cybersecurity field are:

    – How to know if I’ve been hacked
    – What to do when this (s**t) happens
    – How I can avoid it.

    By displaying a little horror gallery with some examples gathered during the years I’ve been working at Sucuri, I will show how a hacked site looks like, helping hopefully to train a little bit your eyes to know where to look at, and some tips to help to detect anomalies ASAP.
    Once something bad is detected, there is a recommended checklist of countermeasures to fight against them and avoid future re-infections.

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  • Kathy Zant: The Hacking Mindset: How Beating WordPress Hackers Taught Me to Overcome Obstacles & Innovate

    WordCamp US 2019Speaker: Kathy Zant

    November 11, 2019 — Learning to think like a hacker in the security realm is a big part of keeping your assets safe, and there are additional benefits. In this session, Kathy will use the stories of defeating hackers to help you make better security decisions. She’ll also illustrate how the hacker mindset is much more than protecting your site and information. Thinking like a hacker can also help you break through perceived limitations, overcome obstacles, and capitalize on opportunities to innovate.

  • Catherine Egwali: How to secure WordPress website from hackers

    WordCamp Lagos 2018Speaker: Catherine Egwali

    April 30, 2019 — This workshop will focus on how WordPress owners can secure their websites/blog so as to prevent or reduce hacking attempts. The audience will be introduced to tools and best practices to undertake to harden their sites.

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  • Adam Sewell: What The Hack?

    WordCamp Wilmington 2017Speaker: Adam Sewell

    October 23, 2017 — Discussion on issues related to hacking activities upon WordPress sites.

  • Yogesh Londhe: Hacking For Humanity With WordPress

    WordCamp Kochi 2017Speaker: Yogesh Londhe

    August 31, 2017 — He’s the community lead for Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) Bangalore. He has taught in China, Tajikstan, Kirghizstan, different parts of India over past 20 years. Loves Open Source and Technology for good.

    Yogesh loves using WordPress because of the community around and its FOSS principles. He will be speaking on the topic – Hacking for humanity with WordPress.

    As a community lead of Random Hacks of Kindness, Bangalore he has a rich, and beautiful experience of leveraging the power of the technology community, to work for the common good (or to borrow his words “hack for the good”).